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Nature Names

Nature baby names are inspired by animals, weather, flowers, trees, bodies of water … really, anything that you can dream up about mother nature and the great outdoors.

Love

Love is all around us...just not as a first name. Love (the name, not the verb) is used much more commonly as a middle name... Read More

Lila

Charmingly old-fashioned names are having their day and Lila is no exception. It's truly a multicultural name with Persian... Read More

Faith

Faith isn't quite as popular as it's virtuous cousins Hope and Grace, which may be a good thing. Equally as lovely and pure... Read More

Samantha

As far as names go, Samantha is a fairly new name having been created in the late 18th-century in the southern U.S. It leaped... Read More

Israel

Israel was the name given to the biblical Jacob after he wrestled the angel of God. It was later taken by the Jewish people... Read More

Art

The name Art definitely has an old-fashioned vibe to it–which makes sense given that it's the short form of Arthur, which... Read More

Phoenix

Phoenix means "deep red," and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting... Read More

Jade

Jade is a popular girl's name in both the United States and France. Originally a boy's name, it's set to make a unisex comeback... Read More

Lily

Not only is this the most popular of all flower names, it's the name of a famous comedienne, the name of Harry Potter's "mum,"... Read More

Melissa

There's a great story with this name: the word Melissa originates from a mythological Greek nymph who fed honey to the infant... Read More

Amanda

Do you want to be reminded of just how loveable your daughter is every time you yell her name in frustration? Then perhaps... Read More

Justice

Justice is one of the few virtue names for boys. The name was historically bestowed on judges and those deemed to be just... Read More

Jordan

The river in Palestine where Jesus was baptized has been used as a given name since the Crusades. The name likely had a boost... Read More

Karma

Add a little Karma to your life by naming your daughter after the Buddhist and Hindu concept of the inevitable effect of... Read More

Hope

Hope is a sweet and simple "virtue name" (along with Charity and Grace) that has been a perennial favorite among parents... Read More

Laura

Laura is your classic "classic name." It will never be too trendy, it will never sound outdated and it has literary mentions... Read More

Alyssa

A variation of the more formal-sounding Alicia, the breezier Alyssa rocketed in popularity in the 1980s, thanks to actress... Read More

Kyle

While it's probably not the coolest to be named after a geographical term, Kyle has been a very popular name in modern times... Read More

Genesis

Genesis, which means "beginning" in Hebrew, has become a fashionable name for girls in recent years. Pretty impressive considering... Read More

Aria

An Italian word meaning "air" or "melody," Aria is also the Hebrew word for "lioness." As a musical term, the word refers... Read More

Jasmine

Now a favorite flower name everywhere from South America to Eastern Europe, Jasmine—also a plant known for its aromatic... Read More

Amethyst

Move over Ruby and Jade, Amethyst is...not on the way. Despite the popularity of many gemstone names right now, the purple... Read More

Amber

A steadily popular name for several decades—Amber was everywhere in the 1980s and '90s—the name now, surprisingly, makes... Read More

Eden

Eden, the biblical paradise home of Adam and Eve, is currently at its peak in popularity. The serene-sounding moniker is... Read More

Delta

Delta is a name that's never found huge mainstream success, and has downright fallen off the name charts into name obscurity... Read More

Lotus

The lotus flower is an exotic and mystical bloom that carries special meaning to several cultures. In Buddhism the lotus... Read More

Patience

Oh sweet Patience, you'll have to exercise a bit more of yourself before you ever see your name at the top. Another one of... Read More

Aurora

Aurora was the poetic name of the princess in the 1959 Disney film Sleeping Beauty, but is only now rising in popularity... Read More

Iris

Flower names are super in vogue right now, and Iris is simply blooming. While it's not nearly as popular as fellow flora... Read More

Sage

Are you hoping for a wiser-than-his-years son? Then Sage, which means "wise," may be the way to go. It's short and sweet... Read More